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  1. You are correct, 90kg heavier in LX (Picasso) vs S (307) spec. Assumed the Picasso was heavier!
  2. Not seen that name for a while! Its Sandicliffe nowadays in Leicester for Mazda, joint Ford/Mazda dealership
  3. Dread to think what the 1.6 16v is like in these. I had the same engine in a 307 Estate I used for commuting for a bit, the performance of a 1.4 hatchback and the economy of a 2.0 saloon! The must be reasonably robust though, still see plenty around.
  4. Had that engine in my CLK, smoooooth
  5. Had this on my Octavia a couple of weeks ago, to add insult to injury I keep seeing the white car I suspected of doing it driving around... with blue paint on one rear corner of her car. Bugger all you can do it about it without a dash cam.
  6. My Polo 'Fox' breadvan was achingly slow above 30. 1043cc and 45bhp of misery. To make it worse they don't come fitted with a stereo. I also had a 1.3 version which despite only 10bhp more was completely different.
  7. My bros Ignis Sport is great fun to thrash but is very loud and tinny, I borrowed it for commuting for a couple of days and it was a bit wearing tbh. Great around towns and B roads though
  8. Liggle

    Fast and forgotten

    Love it, driven a fair few S13's but never dared own one
  9. The later EA211 engines the AA guy was referring to are meant to be much better than the earlier (EA111) oil guzzling time bomb, they are belt driven too so no timing chain issues like the earlier ones.
  10. Lexus passed its MOT early yesterday, first car I've MOT'd for 2.5 years. I knew it would pass but there's still that feeling during the test. Had an interesting chat with an AA man whilst waiting, he's basically scared me off all the cars I was considering to replace my daily and wife's family car next year. He said of the small capacity turbo petrol engines of late the later VAG 1.4 TSI seems to be the best for longevity, but has seen some coilpacks fail. I've driven a Leon with the 150bhp 1.4 and its a perky little thing, really nice engine. Thought I'd test drive the new 1.5 TSI EVO engine'd Leon FR (because progress) yesterday and it is worse in every respect than the 1.4 TSI it replaces - not as smooth, slower and less economical.
  11. Another IT bod here without a degree. I started as a trainee helpdesk monkey on £11.5k and worked my way up, don't get me wrong I had several frustrating years doing so and looking at my friends working in warehouses or sat on a till at Aldi earning noticeably more but it was well worth the wait... I'm now a Cloud Infrastructure Architect after 11 years in'trade.
  12. Liggle

    This is the

    Some rust-proofing on my Bongo is planned in a couple of weeks, its the most solid one I could find when I bought it so I intend to keep it that way. It was undersealed when imported in 2015 so should keep it at bay in the important areas, just noticed some surface rust in exposed places like the front cross member.
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